How Executive Coaching is Different
from Consulting, Mentoring, and Counseling
|Deals mostly with a person's present and seeks to guide them into a more desirable future.||Deals mostly with problems and seeks to provide information to solve them.||Deals mostly with succession training and seeks to help someone do what you do.||Deals mostly with a person's past and pain, and seeks healing.|
|Co-creative, equal partnership.
Coach helps client discover their own answers.
|Expert-person with problem relationship.
Consultant has the answers.
|Older/wiser-younger/less experienced relationship.
Mentor has the answers.
Therapist has the answers.
|Assumes emotions are natural and normalizes them.||Does not normally address or deal with emotions (informational only).||Limited to emotional response of the mentoring parameters (succession, etc.).||Assumes many emotions are a symptom of something wrong.|
|The coach stands with you, and helps you identify the challenges, then works with you to turn challenges into victories and holds you accountable to reach your desired goals.||The consultant stands back, evaluates a situation, then tells you the problem and how to fix it.||The mentor allows you to observe his/her behavior and expertise, and provides guidance and wisdom so you can do what they did.||The therapist diagnoses, then provides professional expertise and guidelines to give counselee a path to healing.|